Please give us your views

The purpose of this survey is to capture your views on the draft ten year Rights of Way Improvement Plan for the county.  It will take around 10 minutes of your time to complete.  To help, please refer to the draft plan or the four posters on the website: www.powys.gov.uk/haveyoursay

Powys has over 12,000 individual public rights of way which criss cross the land and offer residents and visitors choices on how best to enjoy the stunning scenery that makes up our county. 
 
Whether people enjoy walking or cycling, wish to ride their horses on our bridle paths, run to stay fit or drive their motor vehicles on byways;  the aim of the plan is to  ensure the network is actively improved and open for business come rain or shine. 
 
A bit of background:
 
The first plan was produced in 2007 to comply with the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.   Within the Act there is a duty on the council to complete a review and produce a new plan every ten years.
 
This new ten year plan has been written following wide-ranging consultation with users, various community groups, residents, land owners and town and community councils.
 
Before we adopt it we'd like to give you the chance to comment for a second time. There is a vision, four themes and specific actions that will be progressed during the lifetime of the plan.  The closing date for responses is 15 January 2019.  Thank you.
 
 

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* 1. Firstly can you state on what basis you are responding to this survey. Are you...?

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* 2. Which of the following best describes your use of the public rights of way in Powys?

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* 3. There are four themes in the plan. Theme A looks at Public Rights of Way and Open Air Recreation.  (Please see Section 2, pages 51 - 86 of the plan or refer to the poster to see all the actions we feel are key) Please look at each one and tick those you support and those you don't.

  Support / Agree with   Don't support / Disagree with
Prioritise higher status paths within a community
To continually open and have a well-signed public rights of way network
Effectively manage, monitor and maintain opened paths in a satisfactory condition
Participate in collaborative partnership working with internal and external partners to achieve mutually beneficial aims
Ensure the long term success of the National and Recreational trails in Powys
Work in partnership with appropriate organisations and communities
Work with volunteers to support the surveying and maintenance of National and Recreational trails
Recreational trails should not take priority over other rights of way - they should all be given equal priority.
Improve path furniture to make National and Recreational trails accessible for all.
Utilise new technology such as social media, apps, websites and interactive interpretation to promote the network
Take all reasonable steps to improve access for all.
Improve and increase access onto and across access land
Provide and improve appropriate way marking and signage on public rights of way, access land and public green space.
Seek funding to support the review of non-statutory management plans for common land, to ensure that they remain up to date and relevant in terms of delivering public access opportunities
Provide safe and appropriate outdoor facilities.

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* 4. Which three would you say are a priority?

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* 5. For any that your feel shouldn't be in the plan can you please tell us why and share your reasons so we can consider them further. (Only answer if you choose NOT to support an action)

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* 6. Are there any missing actions under Theme A that you'd like to see included within the plan?

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